Who: Cloud Imperium Games (CIG), developers of Star Citizen, are a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAA games outside the established publisher system. CIG was founded in 2012 by renowned visionary game developer Chris Roberts and continues to shift the paradigm of the game development process offering their community an unprecedented level of visibility and interaction with product development.
What: Dynamic Events are server-wide, multi-phase scenarios that play out over the course of several days. Launched and managed in-game by the Star Citizen gameplay team, Dynamic Events give players the opportunity to experience epic space battles with players from across the ‘verse banding together for a common cause.
Starting tomorrow, Aug. 25, Star Citizen players can expect the launch of the new and improved XenoThreat Dynamic Event following player feedback and input. Players are encouraged to join the call to arms to assist with the resupplying and defense of a UEE Navy flagship under enemy attack. For more details on the upcoming XenoThreat Dynamic Event, please head here.
Star Citizen is also free to download and play through Aug. 27. In addition, players can enjoy access to six iconic ships, each giving players a taste of the various career paths and play styles awaiting them in the ‘verse. For full details on the Star Citizen Free Fly program, please head here.
When: The first phase for the new and improved XenoThreat Dynamic Event is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Phases 2 and 3, where the players rally to resupply the UEE and defend against XenoThreat’s forces, will follow quickly thereafter and run through the rest of the month and into early September, concluding on Tuesday, September 7.
The Star Citizen Free Fly event is currently live and runs through Friday, Aug. 27. Players who participate in this Free Fly event will also be eligible for a variety of discounted Starter Packs through Aug. 30. Head here for full details.